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If you visit a site with an expired certificate, is  your "conversation" with this site no longer encrypted?
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Depends whether you override the browser and allow the certificate. If you allow it, and the URL shows "HTTPS" rather than "HTTP", it's still encrypted.
It's similar to self-generated certificates. You'll get the warning about it being invalid, but if you accept it anyway, you're still encrypted.
The "validity" (issued by a trusted authority) and expiration are entirely separate from the encryption.
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"override the browser's objection" I mean, and force it to continue, or import the certificate, or whatever your particular browser says.
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Thank you for the input.
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